Leadership

What are some myths team leaders believe about hidden treasures that simply aren’t true?

So, “the game is afoot”… Like Sherlock Holmes I was looking for something, anything that would get me closer to solving “the mystery of the missing retention”. I approached 3 people I knew could help me in this… Reed Thorne, who literally changed the scope and trajection of technical rope rescue and is a true …

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What’s the #1  leadership and team building mistake rope rescue technician’s make?

The year was 2003… almost 5 years post my bellwether event in Sedona. These “leaders” had shown me not just an existence of something new, but of a direction of a trend of things to come. During these years, I had taken other courses and had become much more familiar with “the vertical terrain”. Mind …

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Leading From Knowledge and Perception

Ice Breaker: The goal of “thinking beyond our thoughts” or metacognitive strategies is to help us become comfortable with developing strategy. Why is this so vitally important to us as humans, riggers, and rescuers? We as people, especially in today’s world, tend to take the easy way out and “believe” what we are told and this …

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Planning Your Future With Excellence In Rigging

“IF THERE’S A LOT OF GOOD PLANNING AHEAD OF TIME, YOU’RE REALLY ABLE TO EMBRACE THE WHOLE EXPERIENCE, AS OPPOSED TO HAVING A LOT OF QUESTIONS AND NOT KNOWING WHAT YOU’RE DOING.” Jimmy Chin I would like to  impart several lessons about managing a practice rigging exercise (session) that are applicable to all riggers.  By …

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90+10 Does Not Equal a 100% Solution: Treat It All as an Adventure

Hey all, as I have been going through our plans for the coming 5 months (the rest of 2018), I noticed there have been “windows of thought” where the layout of courses, technical content, equipment reviews and generally the flow of information (from the field) could use some improving and this got me thinking about …

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Team Leadership: Guiding Principles to Overcome Adversity

Recently, Rigging Lab Academy concluded a 5 day custom rope rescue course for a small, all volunteer team on the island of St.John in the US Virgin Islands. The course was set to focus on utilization of a large cache of recently purchased, modern rope rescue equipment such as an artificial high directional, MPD and …

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